….that there’s a teeny tiny species of armadillo that’s called the
pink fairy armadillo?
Its scientific name is Chlamyphorus truncatus
Its length is around 100 mm
It’s nocturnal, lives mainly in burrows and probably eats insects
It lives in Argentina’s deserts
It’s classified as Data Deficient which means “We’re not quite sure”
It hasn’t done well in captivity. That’s why we know..not much. Those rare times when someone tried to keep one (they never last more than…8 days!) (except in very very few cases, in carefully controlled conditions. One managed to survive for 8 months.)
It’s pink because the blood vessels show through the thin, semi-detached armour on its back (which might be used for thermoregulation)
It is seriously cute. And magical. Don’t you agree?